"Training Athletes, Building Character, Creating Leaders"

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Debra Hill Owner & Head Coach

Deb was raised in Boise, graduated from Boise High School and attended college in Seattle.  She graduated from the University of Washington with a Finance degree and received an MBA from Seattle University.  

Deb swam for the Boise YMCA Swim Team for eight years while growing up and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Her passion for coaching came from the coaches she had during her competitive experiences in sports growing up.  Jim Everett, her YMCA Swim Coach as a young swimmer, was the "one coach" who made the biggest impact on her life.  He gave her the drive to be a positive role model and mentor in her coaching. 

Jim Everett encouraged Deb to be a volunteer coach for the Capital High School Swim Team, her first season of coaching in 1991. In 1992 she was offered the Head Swim Coach position at Bishop Kelly High School.  This gave her the opportunity to give back to a sport that made such a positive impact on her life, while allowing her the flexibility to raise her 3 children.   

After 27 years as Head Coach at Bishop Kelly, Deb stepped down to focus on Boise Swim Club.  Two of the highlights of her career were seeing high school swimming get officially sanctioned in 2017 along with the BK boys and girls 4A State Titles!   

In 2004, Deb was named Idaho High School Swimming Coach of the Year.  Deb was the Treasurer for Treasure Valley High School Swimming for 20 years and served on the Board for the Association of Idaho High School Swimming.  Deb is currently the District 3 Swim Commissioner for Idaho High School Swimming.  Deb continues to educate herself and is an ASCA Level 3 coach. 

Her philosophy on coaching has always been to support each swimmer and help them reach their goals.  She believes that part of being a good coach is to think about what is best for the swimmer.  Mentoring over the character and growth of each swimmer is her passion. She truly wants to make an impact on each of their lives.  

Congratulations to Deb for receiving "Coach of the Year 2021" for Snake River Swimming!

Stephanie O'Malley Manager & Lead Senior Coach

Coach Stephanie grew up swimming in California following in both her Mother and Grandfather's foot steps. Her family owned a competitive athletic camp in the summers, with her grandfather running the football side, as he was a professional coach and scout for the NFL.  Her mother ran the swimming side as a competitive swimmer and coach herself.  Stephanie caught the swimming bug at a very young age. She credits her mother and grandfather with inspiring her to be a coach. 

Stephanie moved to Boise in junior high and swam for the Boise Y through her high school career at Timberline.  Her plan was to join the Coast Guard and become a rescue swimmer, but a diagnosis her senior year with a tether spinal cord forced her to put her swimming aside to pursue other avenues.  

Stephanie returned to the pool to coach Timberline High School under the direction of her high school coach Brad Bolicek.  Brad took Stephanie under his wing and brought her to Boise Swim Club November 2013 as an Assistant Coach. With Brad's departure from BSC in January of 2016, Stephanie stepped into the role lead coach for our Senior Groups as well as taking on a managerial role.

If Stephanie had to summarize her personal coaching philosophy, she would say "I always do my best to put the human being first, and the athlete second. The rest is up to them.  I will always do my best to help each and every swimmer meet their personal goals by providing them with the tools necessary to get there.  Their success ultimately comes from inside them and what they decide to do in the pool.  It is my job to guide them."

Outside Coaching, Stephanie works at Boise State as a counselor in the Business School.   She also serves as General Chair for Snake River Swimming.

Congratulations to Stephanie for receiving "Coach of the Year 2019" for Snake River Swimming! 

Jade Printz Asst. Manager & Lead Coach Age Group

Hello there my name is Jade Printz and I was born and raised in Idaho. I started swimming competitively on a local club team in Nampa, ID at the age of 8. I decided to put up my cap and goggles after high school and pass on my knowledge through teaching private lessons and coaching. I have been coaching and teaching private lessons for nearly 10 years now and love every moment of it. I have a strong passion for working with the younger swimmers building their strokes and teaching drill work. 

In my personal life I work as a Juvenile Probation Officer here in Ada County as I’m also very passionate about my work with the at risk youth.  I’m happy to be a part of the Boise Swim Club where we focus on instilling character in our athletes! 

Catherine Kase Mentor and Co Lead Purple & Orange

 

Catherine has had an incredible career in swimming. She swam for North Carolina for four years as a distance swimmer and graduated from UNC in 2000 with degrees in education and psychology while being named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and Dean's List.  She spent 3 years as an Assistant Coach at UNC (2005-2008) and 12 years at the University of Southern California (2008-2020) and was named USC's Associate Head Coach in 2016.   Prior to coaching at UNC, she coached at the Carteret Currents Swimming Club in North Carolina, was the Head Coach at Meridian Swim Association, in Mississippi and was the lead coach for NCAC Swim School at North Carolina Aquatic Club during college.

Catherine has coached age group and senior swimmers that qualified and won medals at the World University Games, Open Water National Championships, Open Water World Championships, U.S. Senior National Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Games, World Olympic Trials, and the U.S. Olympic Trials.  

Catherine has served as USA's Open Water Head Coach for the FINA World Championships 4 times.  She  coached athletes to Olympic medals in the 10K in London 2012 and was appointed Head Coach for the U.S. Open Water team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and most recently the 2020/2021 Olympics in Tokyo. 

She was awarded the USA Swimming "2020 Women in Aquatic Sports Award" and currently serves on both USA Swimming and FINA committees.

Catherine and her family relocated to Boise in 2020. Her husband, George Kase, played football at UCLA and her daughter, Carson Vogt (11) swims in the Orange Group. We are thrilled to have Catherine on our coaching staff as both a mentor and coach! 

 

Kristin Hill Mentor & Coach Senior Groups

Coach Kristin grew up swimming for the Mission Viejo Nadadores in California, and the Bellevue Club and Chinook Aquatic Club in Washington.  She swam at the University of Puget Sound where she was an Academic All American and an NAIA All American, specializing in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle.  During the summers in college, Kristin started coaching age group swimmers.  After graduation, she moved to Colorado Springs for her Masters degree at the University of Colorado, along with an internship with swimmers at the Olympic Training Center, including the 1996 US Olympic Team.  During that time, she was an age group coach for Colorado Springs Swim Team and a high school coach in Manitou Springs.  She met her future husband, and they got married in 1997 and moved to Denver where Kristin began her 18-year career as a college coach.  She coached at Colorado School of Mines (1997-2000) and Texas A&M University (2000-2006).  In 2006, Kristin and her husband moved to Boise when Kristin was hired to start the swimming & diving program at Boise State.  Throughout her nine seasons at Boise State, the team won 4 conference championships and was represented at the NCAA Championships for 5 straight years.  She was Coach of the Year in the WAC (2011) and the Mountain West Conference (2012).  Kristin coached many who competed at the Olympic Trials for the USA, as well as several Olympians from Canada, Estonia, and the USA.  In 2015, Kristin changed career paths to become a teacher, and is now the Director of Academic, College and Career Advising at Cole Valley Christian Schools. 

“I loved coaching student athletes at the college level who were successful in the pool, the classroom, and in life.  The teams I worked with were always focused on teamwork, leadership, service, and personal development, and I love that Boise Swim Club has similar areas of focus.”

Kelsey Winkler Co Lead Bronze & Orange

Coach Kelsey developed a love of swimming at a very young age, beginning her competitive swimming career at the age of 4.  She continued through high school, where she went to CIF-SS for Mater Dei High School on relays and as a sprint freestyler, as well as competing in water polo.  At that time, Coach Kelsey discovered a passion for coaching as well as competing.

Over the past 17 years, Coach Kelsey's worked with several age groups and facilities coaching both swimming and water polo. Some of those programs include BREA Aquatics, Flagstaff Lumberjacks, and Northern Arizona University Women's Water Polo. Currently, Coach Kelsey is the Coordinator of the Aquatics and Safety for Boise State's Campus Recreation and is thrilled to continue her work in recreation and coaching.

Riley Anderson Lead High School

Hi there, my name is Riley Anderson, and I am so excited to be coaching for this team! I grew up swimming and coaching in Tacoma, Washington- coaching club specifically since 2017. I currently attend Boise State University, graduating in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, and plans to attend graduate school to become a Physician’s Associate. When I am not around the pool I love to bike, paint, and enjoy time with friends. Can’t wait to meet you all!
 

Dominic Magliari Co Lead Bronze

Hello! My name is Dominic Magliari and I am excited to join the team. A little about me, I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, CA where most of my family still lives. I grew up swimming competitively and continued into college. I set 3 school seconds in butterfly while attending Cuesta College. I stopped swimming once I transferred to Boise State where I graduated in 2015 with my bachelors degree in finance. I currently work as a financial advisor and have been coaching swimming on and off for many years. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife, hiking, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.
 

Hailey McGahan Co Lead Bronze & Sub for all groups

Coach Hailey grew up right here in Boise, where she attended Boise High and swam for the City of Boise Summer League starting at 8 years old. By the time she was 16, she was swimming and working as an Assistant Coach. From there she moved on to being the Head Coach for the Lowell Swim Team for 4 years. After that, she continued to work for the City working as the Swim Team Coordinator running the meets. She worked behind the scenes with the organization of parent volunteers, the computers for times, and working with the coaches to make sure the meets ran smoothly. 

 

After spending most of her life in Boise and graduating from BSU in 2017, Coach Hailey spent a few years living in Europe teaching English. After returning to Boise she picked up where she left off, but only this time coaching the Sawtooth Masters Swim team expanding her coaching range to working with adults. She is also currently getting a master's degree in Education at NNU and is going to graduate in the Fall of 2022. 

 

When not in school or working in the swimming world, you can find Coach Hailey spending time with her friends and family, biking around Boise, spending time by the river, or in the winter snowboarding at Bogus Basin. Hailey is thrilled to be back coaching and is excited to be working with Boise Swim Club! 

 
Colton Babcock Coach All Levels
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